Organization and Structure of the Department

The Department of Political Science is part of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Crete.  It was founded in 1984 and enrolled its first students during the 1999-2000 academic year. 

 

Contact information

Contact by post:

Department of Political Science

School of Social Sciences, University of Crete,

Gallos University Campus, GR 74100 Rethymno, Crete, Greece

 

Contact by phone:

T. +30.2831077451-50
F. +30.2831077455

Contact by E-mail

politiki_epistimi@pol.soc.uoc.gr

 

 Web Page

http://www. political.soc.uoc.gr

Study Programme Overview

 

Undergraduate Studies Programme

Undergraduate Studies Programme in Political Science

 

Admission procedures

Students are admitted to the Department according to the standard process for entry into the Higher Education State Institutions, as these are laid down by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. Students who already hold a Bachelor’s degree may also be admitted to the Department through a process of written examination administered by the Department.

 

Official Duration of Programme

Eight (8) academic semesters.

 

Attendance

Full time

 

Division – Specification

There are no Specializations/Divisions in the undergraduate programme.

 

Requirements for Graduation

To complete the Programme, students need to complete 240 ECTS.

Studies are completed after eight (8) academic semesters. Successful completion results in the awarding of a degree in Political Science, for which students are now required to attend forty-four (44) freestanding semester courses as follows:

Α) Twenty-one (21) compulsory courses.

Β) Four (4) foreign language compulsory courses.

C) One (1) course chosen, at the student’s discretion, from any of the courses offered by University of Crete Departments.

D) Eighteen (18) elective courses, including six (6) seminar courses and twelve (12) taught courses. The six seminar courses include “Academic Project Writing”, which the student can attend from the third semester onwards. More specifically, in the third and second semester he/she can register for more courses than those intended for each semester. If a student registers for the course in subsequent semesters, it is included in the prescribed number of courses.

Ε) Writing a degree dissertation is optional. Successful completion of the degree dissertation is equivalent to two seminar courses, which are deducted from the total number of seminar courses required towards the award of a degree.

F) Successful participation in the practical training programme is equivalent to two (2) elective courses, which are deducted from the total number of compulsory courses required for the award of a degree.

G) At the beginning of the academic year, the courses offered in the autumn and spring semesters are outlined. At the beginning of each semester, within the prescribed time, each student should register for courses through the Students Web platform. The distribution of courses per semester is as follows:

 

 

If a student does not register for a course at the beginning of the semester, then it is assumed that he/she will not attend and therefore has no right to obtain the course books distributed or take part in the examinations of that semester and the repeat examinations in September.

 

Course Classification

Course Classification

 

No. of courses

CORE MANDATORY COURSES

21

OPTIONAL COURSES

12

SEMINARS

6

ENGLISH COURSES

4

FREE CHOICE

1

 

Educational, research and professional goals

The Department of Political Science at the University of Crete is a dynamic teaching and research institution offering courses and supervision in the major areas of contemporary political science. Unlike other political science divisions in Greek universities, that were usually established in the context of public and constitutional law divisions of law faculties, our Department developed with the aim of pursuing political science, public policy and international relations as academic fields independent of constitutional and public law. We are committed to offering a programme of study that combines a systematic exploration of the various subfields within the discipline (political philosophy and political theory, public policy, comparative and European politics, political sociology, international relations) and the acquisition of personal and transferable skills (including the systematic training in foreign languages, IT skills, qualitative and quantitative methods).

 

Student Coursework Evaluation

There are three examination periods, i.e. in January, June and September.  According to the type of course attended, examinations may be written, oral, written and oral or presentation and submission of an essay.

 

Grading system and requirements for students’ graduation

The grading system is structured as follows: Excellent (from 8.50 to 10), Very good (from 6.50 to 8.49), Good (from 5 to 6.49), Fail (from 0 to 4.99). A student graduates once s/he has successfully completed all courses that are specified by the curriculum as necessary for obtaining the degree.

 

Degrees

Bachelor degree (B.Sc) in Political Science

 

Access to further studies

Graduates of the Department can continue their studies in a Postgraduate Studies Programme, in Greece or abroad. 

 

Indicative Curriculum

1st semester

Code

Course name

ECTS

Course Classification

 

ΕΙΝΠ118

Modern European History

6.00

 Compulsory

ΑΓΓΠ010

English for Political Scientists A: Political Theories

5.00

English Course

ΕΕΠΠ120

Greek Politics

6.00

Compulsory

ΠΟΕΠ100

Political Science I - Conceptual Parameters

6.00

Compulsory

ΕΜΕΠ138

Methodology of Political Science

6.00

Compulsory

ΠΟΘΠ133

Political Theory I - City- State Theory

6.00

Compulsory

ΣΥΔΠ149

Constitutional Law I

6.00

Compulsory

 

2nd  semester

Code

Course name

ECTS

Course Classification

 

ΑΓΓΠ020

English for Political Scientists B: Political Interaction

5.00

English Course

ΠΕΡΠ 140 

Descriptive Statistics

6.00

Compulsory

ΠΜΚΠ137

Qualitative Methods in Social & Political Research

6.00

Compulsory

ΠΕΛΠ148

Political Science II: Functional Parameters

6.00

Compulsory

ΠΟΘΠ134

Political Theory II - Modern Political Philosophy - Natural Law - Liberalism - Democracy and Human Rights

6.00

Compulsory

ΠΣΕΠ139

The Political System of the European Union

6.00

Compulsory

ΣΔΙΠ150

Constitutional Law II

6.00

Compulsory

 

3rd Semester

Code

Course name

ECTS

Course Classification

ΠΟΘΠ135

Political Theory III - Kant, Hegel, Marx, Weber

6.00

Compulsory

ΠΕΔΠ142

Political Science III - International Relations

6.00

Compulsory

ΟΣΚΠ143

Interest Groups and Social Movements

6.00

Compulsory

ΑΓΓΠ030

English for Political Scientists C: World Politics

5.00

English Course

 

4th Semester

Code

Course name

ECTS

Course Classification

ΠΘΣΠ145

Political Theory IV - The 20th century and Contemporary Currents in Political Theory

6.00

Compulsory

ΣΠΑΠ129

Comparative Political Analysis

6.00

Compulsory

ΚΡΠΠ132

State and State Policies

6.00

Compulsory

ΠΚΟΠ126

Political Parties

6.00

Compulsory

ΕΚΚΠ146

Electoral Sociology

6.00

Compulsory

ΠΟΕΠ147

Political Science IV: Foreign Policy, Geoeconomy and Security

6.00

Compulsory

ΑΓΓΠ040

English for Political Scientists D: Texts and Subtexts

5.00

English Course

 

Indicative elective courses

Code

Course name

ECTS

Course Classification

ΕΕΔΠ459

The Immersion of Theory in Empirical Data

5.00

Elective

ΒΚΠΠ415

Violence and Politics

5.00

Elective

ΠΚΕΠ422

Politics (and) Communication

5.00

Elective

ΟΨΕΠ299

Aspects of the politico-Institutional modernization

5.00

Elective

ΙΠΣΠ460

Ideology and Politics in Social Democracy

5.00

Elective

ΟΑΔΠ461

Economic Growth and Democracy

5.00

Elective

ΣΠΑΠ446

Comparative Public Policy

5.00

Elective

ΕΘΕΠ458

European Institutions

5.00

Elective

ΔΗΠΠ447

Public policies

5.00

Elective

ΔΕΚΠ402

Public Policies in Education & Training

5.00

Elective

ΕΙΝΠ238

Modern Greek History

5.00

Elective

ΠΣΥΠ454

Political System

5.00

Elective

ΣΔΠΠ475

Comparative Public Policy

5.00

Elective

ΠΠΡΠ471

Political Personnel

5.00

Elective

ΕΚΒΠ480

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development

5.00

Elective

ΘΕΑΠ472

Representative Institutions

5.00

Elective

ΠΚΕΠ479

Political Culture and National Identity

5.00

Elective

ΚΣΕΠ478

State-Building and Foreign Policy

5.00

Elective

ΣΜΠΠ476

Comparative Immigrant Policy

5.00

Elective

ΘΕΝΠ439

Theories of power in Modernity

5.00

Elective

ΤΣΚΠ481

Class structure in Greek Society

5.00

Elective

 

Indicative Seminars

Code

Course name

ECTS

Course Classification

ΕΠΑΠ563

European Education Policy and Employment

6.00

Seminar

ΠΔΔΠ579

Political data analysis within the POISSON LOGISTIC REGRESSION

5.00

Seminar

ΕΝΣΠ398

Integration Policies

6.00

Seminar

ΕΕΠΠ558

European Business Environment

6.00

Seminar

ΘΠΚΠ305

Issues in Political Sociology

6.00

Seminar

ΠΑΘΠ557

Politics and Athletics

6.00

Seminar

ΕΠΘΠ567

European Political Theatre

6.00

Seminar

ΠΟΚΠ506

Greece at war: the Economy and Society in the 1940s

6.00

Seminar

ΑΠΔΠ562

Political data analysis within the MULTINOMIAL LOGISTIC REGRESSION procedure framework

6.00

Seminar

ΣΠΘΠ587

The Formation of Political Institutions: The Greek Revolution of 1821

6.00

Seminar

ΚΔΠΠ569

Political Parties and Internet

6.00

Seminar

ΚΚΜΠ586

The State and Social Reform

6.00

Seminar

ΣΕΕΠ570

Academic paper writing

6.00

Seminar

ΗΔΔΠ561

Electronic Governance and Public Administration

6.00

Seminar

ΙΠΔΠ533

History and Politics through Dramaturgy

6.00

Seminar

ΣΠΟΠ588

Socialdemocracy: Progress or regress for tha social justice

6.00

Seminar

ΘΠΣΠ326

Special Issues in the Greek Political System

6.00

Seminar

ΠΘΕΠ367

Issues in Political Theory: Hegel

6.00

Seminar

ΔΕΠΠ572

International Business  Environment

6.00

Seminar

ΚΣΤΠ583

Political data analysis within the Negative Binomial Logistic Regression

6.00

Seminar

 

More information for the offered courses of the department here.

 

Student mobility

Erasmus +: Students studying in the Department may apply to study at Universities in other countries for a particular amount of time, where they can attend courses or complete their practicum training.  For more information visit http://www.uoc.gr/intrel/en/students-en/erasmus-and-exchange-students.  

 

Internships

Students of the Department have the opportunity of practical training through the Programme of Internship.

 

Financing and other opportunities for Undergraduate students

Scholarships and prizes are awarded to undergraduate students by the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), for which information is provided by the Department’s Secretary. Students can also be informed by the Careers and Liaison Office of the University for those scholarships and awards which are offered by individuals and institutions intermittently and are available in a running academic year.